Trans people & employment

The deadline for completing the third Transgender survey from the Government Equalities Office is today, so if you haven’t yet done so please do it now as it covers the important matter of discrimination at work. http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/equalities/lgbt-equality-publications/e-bulletin/e-bulletin-3?view=Binary This was one of the sad things I heard at the Transgender Statement of Needs workshop during the […]

The Church of England endemic culture of secrecy and abuse echoes the Home Office policy of returning LGBT asylum seekers to secrecy and silence

Today is the second day of an appeal hearing in the supreme court brought by two gay men, one from Cameroon, the other from Iran, against previous court decisions that they should not be granted asylum in the UK. The Cameroonian is appealing against a tribunal decision that he could return to his native Cameroon, […]

Brussels says churches must lift ban on employing lesbian and gay people

On Friday the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to the United Kingdom for incorrectly implementing EU rules prohibiting discrimination based on religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in employment and occupation. The Commission pointed out that exceptions to the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for religious employers are […]